Travel Photo Thursday | Twin Peaks Skyline

Travel Photo Thursday | Twin Peaks Skyline

What is it about standing so high above the city’s skyline that seems to give us a sense of jubilation and power?  I guess it’s easy to imagine delusions of grandeur when it feels like we’re towering over a miniature Atlantis.  Perhaps, we are jealous of the fact that God gets to see scenes like this on a daily basis and if we are lucky enough, so can we.

It’s even more special when you come upon such a site quite unexpectedly.  I was on a tour bus in San Francisco when the guide told us we would be stopping to see the view from Twin Peaks.  “Nice”, I thought.  “Let’s see what we’ve got.”

I wasn’t quite prepared for such a heavenly view.  I imagined that this would be the perfect place for me to have a house constructed on that very spot so that I would have the joy of looking out at this every day.

But then, there’s my fear of heights…..

City Skyline

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Renee King
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  • David
    Posted at 13:24h, 13 January Reply

    That’s a really beautiful view of San Francisco from the Twin Peaks.
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    • Renee
      Posted at 15:34h, 13 January Reply

      Thanks, David!

  • Michael Figueiredo
    Posted at 14:55h, 13 January Reply

    Gorgeous shot, Renee! Even though I’ve done it dozens of times, no trip to San Francisco is complete without a trip up to Twin Peaks for the view. 🙂

    • Renee
      Posted at 15:21h, 13 January Reply

      That was my first and last time there, Michael….which means, I’m due for another go round!

  • Jeremy B
    Posted at 15:03h, 13 January Reply

    Ha! That is a great view of San Francisco! You are lucky that it wasn’t a foggy day. When were you there? Normally, you see beautiful days like this during part of the summer and mainly late September and October.

    • Renee
      Posted at 15:20h, 13 January Reply

      Thanks, Jeremy. It was in May 2005…..one of the best things about the trip was the airfare that I was able to get: $98.00 RT ATL-SFO! Woot, woot!

  • robin
    Posted at 08:20h, 14 January Reply

    Fantastic view. Been to SF a few times – it’s such a likeable city. Never made it up to Twin Peaks so the best views I got were from Coit Tower.

  • Christy
    Posted at 19:03h, 14 January Reply

    That’s quite a view! I’ve never been to twin peaks in San Fran.

  • Laurel
    Posted at 05:24h, 15 January Reply

    Beautiful photo! I’ve been to San Fran a couple of times but never to this spot – next time.

  • Nancie
    Posted at 22:12h, 19 January Reply

    Hi Rene…

    Beautiful shot!

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